Thyroid gland

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thyroid gland

A butterfly-shaped endocrine gland in the neck that is found on both sides of the trachea windpipe). It secretes the hormone thyroxine which controls the rate of metabolism. Located near the base of the neck.A gland found in the endocrine system found in the neck. The gland is responsible for producing thyroxine, which is involved in the control of BMR, basal metabolic rate.